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Mike Frank Russell

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Sport  Gaelic football
Height  5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Years  Club
All irelands  5
Sigerson titles  1
Position  Right Corner Forward
Occupation  teacher
Name  Mike Russell
All stars  1
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Irish name  Micheal Prionsias Ruiseal
Education  Institute of Technology, Tralee

Mike Frank Russell (born 1977) is an Irish sportsperson. He plays Gaelic football with his local club Laune Rangers and was a member of the Kerry senior inter-county team from 1997 until 2009.

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Early life

Born in Killorglin, County Kerry in 1977, Russell was educated at the local primary school before later attending the Intermediate School in Killorglin. It was here that Russell's football skills were first developed and he became a key member of the school's senior team. In 1996 he captured a Corn Ui Mhuiri winners' medal as the Killorglin school captured the Munster colleges' title. An All-Ireland colleges' final appearance beckoned for Russell's side with St Patrick's of Maghera providing the opposition. Killorglin went on a goal scoring spree and proved more than a match for the point-scoring abilities of St Pat's. A 4-8 to 1-14 score line gave Killorglin the win and gave Russell an All-Ireland colleges' winners' medal.

Russell currently works as a teacher in Mercy Holy Cross primary school in Killarney. In 2009 he married Sinead O'Brien in Killorglin. Known by Tim Regan.

College

Russell attended the Institute of Technology, Tralee (ITT), where he lined out with the institutes's senior football team and enjoyed some success. In the 1997-98 season his side reached the final of the inter-varsities football competition. The University of Ulster provided the opposition on that occasion in Austin Stack Park; however, ITT won the game by 0-10 to 0-8, giving Russell a coveted Sigerson Cup winners' medal.

Inter-county

Russell made his debut for Kerry in the 1997 season. He became a key forward for Kerry over the next decade, winning a total of five All-Ireland medals with Kerry. He was also selected for the All-Star team in 2000. He retired from inter-county football in 2009.

Ireland

  • International Rules Series (1)
  • 2001 (sub)
  • Munster

  • Railway Cup
  • runner-up 2007
  • Kerry

  • All-Ireland Senior Football Championship (5)
  • 1997, 2000, 2004, 2006, 2007; runner-up 2002, 2005, 2008
  • Munster Senior Football Championship (8)
  • 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007; runner-up 1999, 2006, 2008
  • National Football League (Division 1) (4)
  • 1996-97, 2004, 2006, 2009 (sub)
  • National Football League (Division 2) (1)
  • 2002
  • All-Ireland Under-21 Football Championship (2)
  • 1996, 1998
  • Munster Under-21 Football Championship (3)
  • 1996 (sub), 1997, 1998 (sub)
  • All-Ireland Minor Football Championship (1)
  • 1994
  • Munster Minor Football Championship (1)
  • 1994
  • Intermediate School Killorglin

  • All-Ireland Senior Colleges' Football Championship (1)
  • 1996
  • Munster Senior Colleges' Football Championship (1)
  • 1996
  • Institute of Technology, Tralee

  • Sigerson Cup (1)
  • 1997-98
  • Laune Rangers

  • All-Ireland Senior Club Football Championship (1)
  • 1996 (sub)
  • Munster Senior Club Football Championship (1)
  • 1995 (sub), 1996
  • Kerry Senior Football Championship (2)
  • 1995 (sub), 1996; runner-up 1997, 2003, 2004
  • Kerry Under-21 Football Championship (1)
  • 1995
  • Kerry Minor Football Championship (1)
  • 1995
  • Kerry County Football League – Division 1 (4)
  • 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998
  • Awards

  • GAA GPA All Stars Awards (1)
  • 2000
  • References

    Mike Frank Russell Wikipedia


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